Planning Proposal (Rezoning) Application - Cnr Hawke, Bowen & Currambene Streets, Huskisson

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Council has received a proponent-initiated Planning Proposal request to rezone Lots 7 & 8 in DP 758530 at the corner of Hawke, Bowen & Currambene Streets, Huskisson from SP2 – Place of Public Worship to B4 – Mixed Use Business under the Shoalhaven LEP 2014. The purpose of the rezoning would be to enable a mixed use development comprising a residential apartment building, tourist and visitor accommodation (hotel and serviced apartments), and retail premises (including food and beverage). The proposal also seeks to increase the ‘maximum height of buildings’ control in the LEP from 10 m to 13 m and

Council has received a proponent-initiated Planning Proposal request to rezone Lots 7 & 8 in DP 758530 at the corner of Hawke, Bowen & Currambene Streets, Huskisson from SP2 – Place of Public Worship to B4 – Mixed Use Business under the Shoalhaven LEP 2014. The purpose of the rezoning would be to enable a mixed use development comprising a residential apartment building, tourist and visitor accommodation (hotel and serviced apartments), and retail premises (including food and beverage). The proposal also seeks to increase the ‘maximum height of buildings’ control in the LEP from 10 m to 13 m and the ‘incentive building height’ from 13 m to 16 m.

Related Information - Recent Development Application

It is understood that the land is being purchased by the proponent from the Anglican Church. A development application to demolish the church hall and shed and relocate the historic church was approved in June 2019 (DA18/2102). Documentation regarding the development application is available via DA Tracking.

Visit Shoalhaven City Council's Planning Proposal (Rezoning) Guidelines to learn more.

  • DPIE Determination Received - Planning Proposal to Progress

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    2 months ago

    Council received a Gateway determination from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) on 4 May 2020, allowing the Planning Proposal for the former Anglican Church site at Huskisson (PP050) to progress subject to a range of conditions. DPIE’s determination can be viewed online on DPIE’s LEP Tracking website.

    Condition 2 requires the following studies to be completed prior to public exhibition:

    a. A new independent Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey over the entire site by a grave detection specialist using best practice methodology .

    b. An independent assessment, by an appropriately qualified historical archaeologist, to determine...

    Council received a Gateway determination from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) on 4 May 2020, allowing the Planning Proposal for the former Anglican Church site at Huskisson (PP050) to progress subject to a range of conditions. DPIE’s determination can be viewed online on DPIE’s LEP Tracking website.

    Condition 2 requires the following studies to be completed prior to public exhibition:

    a. A new independent Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey over the entire site by a grave detection specialist using best practice methodology .

    b. An independent assessment, by an appropriately qualified historical archaeologist, to determine the status of the graves and if they are “relics” under the NSW Heritage Act 1977.

    c. A full Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report, includes Aboriginal community consultation and archaeological survey.

    d. Independent peer reviews of:

    • the Feasibility Analysis prepared by Walsh and Monaghan, including a review of the feasibility with or without the proposed increase in height controls
    • the Urban Design Study prepared by SJB Urban.


    e. A “Stage 1 Preliminary Assessment” to determine the potential for contamination of the site.

    Council are commencing the process of commissioning the above studies. Before public exhibition can occur, the studies and updated version of the PP will be forwarded to DPIE and uploaded to DPIE’s LEP tracking site.

  • Planning Proposal - Additional Information Provided to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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    2 months ago

    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is currently reviewing the Planning Proposal that Council submitted in February 2020 for the former Anglican church site at Huskisson.

    DPIE requested some additional information from Council relating to strategic planning issues to assist their assessment.

    This additional information has been provided to DPIE in a revised Planning Proposal document, which DPIE has added to their online LEP tracking system.

    NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is currently reviewing the Planning Proposal that Council submitted in February 2020 for the former Anglican church site at Huskisson.

    DPIE requested some additional information from Council relating to strategic planning issues to assist their assessment.

    This additional information has been provided to DPIE in a revised Planning Proposal document, which DPIE has added to their online LEP tracking system.

  • Planning Proposal Submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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    4 months ago

    Following Council’s decision, on 20 January 2020 (MIN20.17), to support ‘in principle’ the proposed rezoning of the former Huskisson church site (Lots 7 and 8, Section 3, DP 758530 - No. 17 Hawke Street and No. 22 Currambene Street) a Planning Proposal (PP050) was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for gateway determination.

    The PP and supporting documentation can be viewed on DPIE’sLEP tracking system. An update will be provided once Council receives DPIE’s ‘gateway determination’.

    Further information on the planning proposal (rezoning) process is available on Council's Planning Proposal (Rezoning) Guidelines and DPIE's A Guide to preparing planning proposals websites.

    Following Council’s decision, on 20 January 2020 (MIN20.17), to support ‘in principle’ the proposed rezoning of the former Huskisson church site (Lots 7 and 8, Section 3, DP 758530 - No. 17 Hawke Street and No. 22 Currambene Street) a Planning Proposal (PP050) was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for gateway determination.

    The PP and supporting documentation can be viewed on DPIE’sLEP tracking system. An update will be provided once Council receives DPIE’s ‘gateway determination’.

    Further information on the planning proposal (rezoning) process is available on Council's Planning Proposal (Rezoning) Guidelines and DPIE's A Guide to preparing planning proposals websites.

  • Council decision to progress Planning Proposal to rezone the former Huskisson Church Site

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    5 months ago

    Council’s Development and Environment Committee meeting on 20 January 2020, resolved under delegation that Council:

    1. Support ‘in principle’ the proposed rezoning of Lots 7 and 8, Section 3, DP 758530 - 17 Hawke Street and 22 Currambene Street, Huskisson from SP2 – Place of Public Worship to B4 – Mixed Use Business under the Shoalhaven LEP 2014. This also extends the proposed B4 zoning to include the adjacent section of Hawke Street that is currently zoned SP2 – Road.

    2. Support ‘in principle’ the proponent’s proposed increase in the height controls to Lot 7 Section 3, DP 758530 (No...

    Council’s Development and Environment Committee meeting on 20 January 2020, resolved under delegation that Council:

    1. Support ‘in principle’ the proposed rezoning of Lots 7 and 8, Section 3, DP 758530 - 17 Hawke Street and 22 Currambene Street, Huskisson from SP2 – Place of Public Worship to B4 – Mixed Use Business under the Shoalhaven LEP 2014. This also extends the proposed B4 zoning to include the adjacent section of Hawke Street that is currently zoned SP2 – Road.

    2. Support ‘in principle’ the proponent’s proposed increase in the height controls to Lot 7 Section 3, DP 758530 (No. 17 Hawke Street).

    3. Submit a Planning Proposal to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for Gateway determination that is in accordance with parts 1 and 2.

    4. Subject to a favourable Gateway determination, undertake the following assessments:
    a. A new independent Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey over the entire site by a grave detection specialist using best practice methodology.
    b. Independent research into the graves and whether they are ‘relics’ under the NSW Heritage Act.
    c. Consultation with Heritage NSW, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council and Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee to seek clarification on the legal status of the graves with regard to the NSW Heritage Act.
    d. Continued consultation with the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council and Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee as required/appropriate.
    e. Independent peer reviews of the proponent’s urban design strategy and feasibility assessment.

    5. Upon completion of the above assessments and considerations, report the findings to Council to confirm the details of Planning Proposal. Immediately upon gateway determination, subject to the completion of any reports required by the gateway determination, the Planning Proposal is to be placed on public exhibition.

    6. Amend Shoalhaven Development Control Plan 2014, Chapter N18 - Huskisson Town Centre, as required, in conjunction with the Planning Proposal process.

    7. Note the required reviews/assessments are to be funded by the proponent in accordance with Council’s Planning Proposal Guidelines.

    8. Advise the proponent, Consultative Community Bodies and submitters of this decision.

    Next steps

    Staff will prepare the PP (PP050) in accordance with parts 1-3 of the above resolution (MIN20.17) and submit it to NSW Department Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) with a request for Gateway determination.

    An update will be posted on this page once the PP has been uploaded by DPIE onto their LEP Tracking System. Parts 4-7 of MIN20.17 will be implemented subject to a favourable Gateway determination by DPIE. Note that part 5 of MIN20.17 requires a further report to Council once the necessary studies have been completed, to confirm the details of the PP.

    Formal community engagement will be undertaken once any ‘pre-exhibition’ requirements have been satisfied; including the necessary studies.

  • Planning Proposal application to be considered by Council

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    6 months ago

    It is anticipated that a report on proponent-initiated Planning Proposal application for Lots 7 & 8 in DP 758530 at the corner of Hawke, Bowen & Currambene Streets, Huskisson, will be considered at Council’s Development & Environment Committee Meeting on Monday, 20 January 2020.

    You can confirm this by viewing the meeting agenda and report, which will be available on Council's webpage on Thursday, 13 January afternoon.

    The report will present the application for Council’s initial consideration to determine if the planning proposal will be progressed.

    The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Council...

    It is anticipated that a report on proponent-initiated Planning Proposal application for Lots 7 & 8 in DP 758530 at the corner of Hawke, Bowen & Currambene Streets, Huskisson, will be considered at Council’s Development & Environment Committee Meeting on Monday, 20 January 2020.

    You can confirm this by viewing the meeting agenda and report, which will be available on Council's webpage on Thursday, 13 January afternoon.

    The report will present the application for Council’s initial consideration to determine if the planning proposal will be progressed.

    The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Council Chambers at the City Administrative Centre, Bridge Road, Nowra commencing at 5pm. Any enquiries about making representations to the Committee meeting can be:

    • Directed to Council’s Executive Support Manager on (02) 4429 3264.
  • Update

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    8 months ago

    Council has received an updated Urban Design Strategy (UDS) from the proponent. The updated UDS now includes the photomontages that were missing in the previous (draft) version. View the updated version in the 'documents' tab or click here.


    Council has received an updated Urban Design Strategy (UDS) from the proponent. The updated UDS now includes the photomontages that were missing in the previous (draft) version. View the updated version in the 'documents' tab or click here.